Dr. Keith Gaddie
University of Georgia
Ph.D. in Political Science
University of Georgia
M.A. in Political Science
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History
Keith Gaddie is President’s Associates Presidential Professor and Executive Faculty Fellow of the University, and Senior Fellow of Headington College. Together with Kim Gaddie and Kirby Goidel of Texas A&M, he edits Social Science Quarterly. Keith is faculty in both the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture and the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication.
Keith studies the built environment and democratic values, and has special interest in the American South. He and his research partner Jocelyn Evans (University of West Florida) recently completed a systematic study of the evolution of the American courthouse with a focus on the historic homes of the U.S. Supreme Court and also of U.S federal courthouses. This work explores the evolution of the court’s space, its institutional evolution, and its changing culture as a political and social organization. Their current project explores the evolution of the county courthouses of Georgia, applying spatial methodologies to bridge democratic theory and the symbolic and functional design of Antebellum, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow-era public architecture and public space.
Keith is noted as an expert on the American South, voting rights, and redistricting, and has authored or coauthored several books and journal articles. Among his published works are the books Regulating Wetlands Protection (2000), Triumph of Voting Rights In the South (2009), Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act (2016), and The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics (2015). His book with Charles S. Bullock III, Georgia Politics in a State of Change (2020), is in its 3rd edition.
He was previously professor of political science at OU (1996-2020) and chair of that department from 2014-2017. He has also served on the faculty of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1992-1996), and has a visiting faculty relationship with Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, teaching ‘Architecture of Democracy’ in 2015 and 2019.
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (2018)
Tulane University School of Public Health, Freeport-McMoRan Environmental Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (1992-1994)
Qualified Expert Witness, for the 2d, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th Federal Circuit Courts
Amici accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
American Institute of Architects Associate
Jocelyn J. Evans & Keith Gaddie (under contract). The U.S. Supreme Court’s Democratic Spaces. Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma Press.
Nicholas T. Davis, Kirby Goidel, & Keith Gaddie (under contract). How Americans Think About Democracy. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Jocelyn Evans and Keith Gaddie (forthcoming). The Systemic Affect of Culture, Power, and Terror in the Southern Public Space. In Jocelyn Evans and William B. Lees, editors, Confederate Memory, Heritage Wars, and the Road to Reconciliation (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida).
Keith Gaddie and Jocelyn Evans (forthcoming). A Systems Approach to Understanding Community Power in the Debate Over Confederate Monuments Using Georgia as a Case Study. In Jocelyn Evans and William B. Lees, editors, Confederate Memory, Heritage Wars, and the Road to Reconciliation (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida).
Keith Gaddie (2020). Is the Redistricting Problem Math, Systems, or People? In Moon Duchin and Ari Nieh, eds., Political Geometry, Heidelberg (DE): Birkhauser.
Jocelyn Evans and Keith Gaddie (2020). The Affect of Memorializing the Loss, the Affect of Losing the Memorial: Confederate War Monuments in New Orleans. In Angela Person and Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas, eds. Affective Architectures, London: Taylor & Francis.
Kirby Goidel, Keith Gaddie, and Spencer Goidel (2019). Rigged Election Rhetoric: Coverage and Consequences. PS: Political Science & Politics 52 (21): 229-238.
Kirby Goidel, Keith Gaddie, and Marco Ehrl (2017). Watching the News and Support for Democracy: Why Media Systems Matters. Social Science Quarterly: Special Issue on Comparative Political Communication 98 (3): 836-855.
President’s Associates Presidential Professor (2015)
The University of Oklahoma Libraries ‘Library Partner Award’ for outstanding support and encouragement for the University Libraries mission and strategic initiatives (2017).
V. O. Key Jr. Book Award for the outstanding book on Southern Politics (2018) for The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act
The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council Award for “Research Using the Holdings of an Archives” for The Three Governors Controversy (2015).
V. O. Key Jr. Award for the outstanding book on Southern Politics for The Triumph of Voting Rights in the South, from the Southern Political Science Association (2011)
Julian J. Rothbaum Award for the outstanding book published by the University of Oklahoma Press, for The Triumph of Voting Rights in the South (2009)
Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research
Social Science Quarterly editorial contract ($950,000 total between 2010-2020, $97,000 for FY 2021, with Kirby Goidel of Texas A&M University)
OU Presidential Dream Course, “Explaining Modern America: Discovering the Great Depression & the New Deal,” ($25,000 course development award, 2015, with David Wrobel)
Co-Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, Grant # HHM402-14-1-0007, 2014-2019 ($1,808,903 with James L. Regens)
Daily Oklahoman Poll, Co-Principal Investigator with Gary W. Copeland ($82,000/year 1999-2001)